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Saturday, November 28, 2009
Texas Tech's defense preserves 20-13 win over Baylor

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Texas Tech's defense provided a key stop in the final minute to preserve the Red Raiders' 20-13 victory over Baylor.

It wasn't pretty, but the Red Raiders came up with enough stops to push its record to 8-4.

Gutsy Baylor had its chances with a first-and-goal from the Tech 10 with less than 3 minutes to go. But Daniel Howard made a key stop on third down when Blake Szymanski appeared to have a clear path to the end zone.

The Red Raiders forced a fourth-down incompletion to wrap up the victory.

Tech improves to 8-4 and appears headed to the Alamo Bowl after the triumph. Baylor falls to 4-8 and will miss a bowl game for the 15th straight season -- the longest drought in the Big 12.